Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis
in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
(© Michael J. Lutch)
Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis
in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
(© Michael J. Lutch)
The Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, will now be a limited 26-week engagement, to run December 17, 2011 through June 24, 2012 with an official opening on January 12.

Diane Paulus is directing the production, recently seen at A.R.T., which features revisions from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre Murray.

The Broadway production will star Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy and David Alan Grier as Sporting Life, reprising their A.R.T. roles.

The creative team includes choreographer Ronald K. Brown, set designer Riccardo Hernandez, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind, and sound by Acme Sound Partners.

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